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Item 220 - Eli Whitney Catalog 576 (Feb 2020)

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Twice-signed ALS, one page both sides, 8 x 10.5, March 2, 1802. Letter to Jonathan Burrall, the cashier of the New York branch of the National Bank, in full: "You will find enclosed the first of three Setts of Exchange for two thousand Dollars Each—(viz) / 1 Bill Drawn by Carpenter & Havens at 60 Days sight—or D'o— / 1 D'o Drawn by D'—on D'o pay'le at 120 Days— / 1 D'o Drawn by Arnold Sweet & Co. on Rich'd H. Morris pay'le at 60 Days. / —all in fav. of Wm Belcher of Savannah & by him endorsed— / I have to request your attention to the enclosed Bills—to collect them & place the proceeds to the Credit of Eli Whitney of New Haven Connecticut. Should any difficulty occur in the collection you will correspond with William Hunter Esq. of Savannah & consult with Amasa Jackson Esq. of N'york as my Agents on the Subject." In very good to fine condition, with chipping to the right edge. An unusual and particularly desirable example given that Whitney signs both within the text and at the conclusion.

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